Mission LC2: Polarization

Mission LC2 pertains to the distinction between polarized and unpolarized light and the manner in which light interacts with a Polaroid filter. The mission consists of 32 questions organized into 8 Question Groups. You must answer one question from each Question Group to complete the mission. The learning outcomes for this mission are ...


Learning Outcomes

  • The student should be able to distinguish between polarized and unpolarized light.
  • The student should be able to predict the effect of a Polaroid filter or combination of filters upon the vibrational habits of light.


Launch Mission LC2


Getting Help

If you are not familiar with this topic, then you should first learn about the topic using our written Tutorial or our Video Tutorial:

The Physics Classroom, Light and Color Unit, Lesson 1, Part d


Video Tutorials:

Polarized Light and Polaroid Filters



Question-Specific Help

Each Question Group has its own Help page with information specific to the question. You can access the Help page from within the mission by tapping on the Help Me! icon (textbook). For your convenience, links to those pages are provided below: